As your make-up brushes are not really cheap and you want to prolong their life, you should clean them regularly. Clean your brushes when they are first purchased. Then try to clean them on a regular basis to remove old makeup, dirt and debris, oils, bacteria and dead skin cells accumulated over time. This will also help you save you money in frequent replacement costs.
When your makeup brushes are not clean they become scratchy. Such brushes can irritate your skin. So, if you have sensitive skin, you should clean your brushes regularly. This will help them stay soft and lush!
Of course, the frequency of cleaning your brushes will depend on how much you use them. Clean your brushes at least once a week. To cut down on cleaning time, have some extra brushes on hand to rotate them into use, so you always have a fresh clean one available.
When you clean your brushes, start by wetting the hairs under the faucet with tepid water. Point the hairs downwards. This will prevent any water from getting in to the ferrule or down in to the handle for brushes. Then use a lttle liquid hand soap or mild shampoo and apply it to the hairs from ferrule to hair tips. Squeeze the hairs from ferrule to hair tips. Rinse and repeat until the water runs clear.
After your make-up brushes have a good bath, let them dry on their side on a paper or regular towel. Also, reshape the brush to prevent splaying. Don’t leave your make-up brushes to dry hairs up in a brush holder.